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Eddie Barnes
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified 
BA in Kinesiology and Sports Studies, Eastern Illinois University 

"The most rewarding part of coaching is seeing a player develop his/her skills year after year
 knowing you had a hand in their success"

Playing Experience:
Eastern Illinois University
Prospect High School
Awards-SCAA All-Midwest team, All-Sectional, All Conference, All-State team, Daily Herald All State
Mid-Suburban League-MSL East Player of the Year
Favorite Sports Teams:
FC Barcelona, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears




Stephen Brust

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Administration of Criminal Justice-Bradley University

Playing Experience:
Major Indoor Soccer League-MISL-Chicago Storm
Professional Developmental League-MDL-Michigan Bucks
Bradley University
2006 NCAA Tournament Elite 8, Missouri Valley Conference Championship 2006
Hersey High School
All Conference, All Sectional, Daily Herald All Area
Favorite Sports Team:
Wisconsin Badgers Basketball Team






Erika Butler

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA Loyola University
Former Student Assistant Coach Loyola University Women's Team 

"I want to lead, inspire and help players accomplish their goals on and off the field. I love the game of soccer and I enjoy making kids better players and individuals"

Playing Experience:
Loyola University 
All Midwestern Collegiate Conference-MCC Team
Fremd High School
Daily Herald All Area Team, All Conference, Daily Herald All-Academic Team
Fremd High School "Athlete of the Year"
Illinois ODP State Team Player
Ela Alliance-3 Illinois State Cup Championships
Favorite Sports Teams:
Manchester United, Women's National Team, Ohio State Football






John Fox

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Santa Clara University
Teacher at London Middle School
Former Head coach at Ingraham High School in Seattle

"Coaching includes so many great elements. I love teaching kids to do something well and seeing how much fun they have as they become better.  Being around a game that has been such a part of my life is constantly rewarding when I see young players develop this same passion"

Playing Experience:
Santa Clara University Club Soccer
Columbia Eagles Soccer Club-Seattle
Favorite Sports Team:
US Mens National Team, Oakland Raiders








Chris Jamal

USSF "National D" Coaching License
NSCAA GK License I, II
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
University of Illinois at Chicago

"I aim to establish an environment that promotes fitness, well-being, life lessons, and self-esteem. I know every player/child has potential and I like to help bring that to the surface"

Playing Experience:
University of Illinois at Chicago
1999 MCC Champions, College Cup Qualifier, Top 20 National Ranking
1999 All-Conference, All-MCC Tournament Team
2000 MCC Champions, College Cup Qualifier, Sweet 16, Top 20 National Ranking
2000 All-Conference, All Tournament Team UAB Invitaional, All-MCC Tournament Team, MCC Tournament MVP
Palatine High School
1994 State Champions, 1995 State 3rd Place, All-State, All-Sectional, Daily Herald All-Area, All-Conference
Palatine Celtic and Hoffman United, 2 Illinois State Cup Championships
Favorite Sports Team:
Barcelona, Chicago Bears



Julie Johnston

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Communications-Western Michigan University

"It's rewarding to help kids improve as individuals and as a team. I also like knowing I have been a positive influence in laying a foundation for their future in athletics."

Playing Experience:
Western Michigan University
Michigan Hawks S.C.
Lakeview High School
Team Captain 2 years, All city 4 years, All city captain 3 years, All conference 2 years, All state 2 years, Team won city championship 4 years
Team won regionals 3 years
Favorite Sports Team:
Manchester City








Tom Johnston

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Penn State University 

"I believe players play their best when having fun. I love seeing individual players improve as a result of well-designed training sessions and apply their skills in games. I hope to be a good influence in their lives"

Playing Experience:
1995-1998 Penn State University
1995-1996 Big Ten Scholar Athlete Award, 
Hersey High School
All Conference, Daily Herald All Area
Chicago Pegasus SC-5 Illinois State Cup Championships
Favorite Sports Team:
Tottenham Hotspur, Chicago Blackhawks









Jessica Kaiz
 
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BS Communications-Illinois State University
MS ISU-Sciences and Disorders

"Coaching soccer sets a framework for athletes as they continue in soccer as well as their life. It provides opportunities for athletes to make decisions and withold responsibilities"

Playing Experience:
Southeast Missouri State University
2005-2006 Ohio Valley Conference Champions, 2006 NCAA Appearance, 2005-2006 Ohio Valley’s Commissioners Honor Roll
2005-2008 Southeast Missouri State University Scholar Athlete
Illinois State University
2007 Missouri Valley Conference Champions
Buffalo Grove High School
2004 Conference Champions, 2003-2005 All Conference, 2002-2005 All Sectional
2003-2005 All Area, 2004/2005 MSL East Player of the Year
Eclipse Soccer Club-3 MRL Championships, 2 regional Championships, 2 Illinois State Cup Championships, 2 National Finals
Favorite Sports Teams:
Arsenal







Jeff Kusiciel 

GK Coach
NSCAA GK Diploma Level 1 & 2
BS-Kinesiology-University of Illinois at Chicago
Elite Soccer Community Organization (ESCO) Board Member

"Coaching provides me an opportunity to give back to a sport which has provided me with many great memories and valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication. It is also exciting to contribute toward creating better culture, understanding, and quality for the sport in this country"

Playing Experience:
Schwaben AC Mens First Team
1999-2001 University of Illinois at Chicago
Prospect High School
All Conference, All Sectional, Daily Herald All Area
Illinois ODP Player
Green and White Soccer Club
Favorite Sports Team:
Manchester United, Chicago Blackhawks










Matt Meyer

USSF "National D" Coaching License
NSCAA National
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Spanish-Augustana College
MA-Education-North Park University
Former Assistant Coach North Park University
2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher, Collins Elementary, Schaumburg

"Soccer is the world's most popular game. I believe in that fact that each day you step on the practice or game pitch is an opportunity to improve and play the game you love."

Playing Experience:
Augustana College
Team Captain, CCIW All Conference, Team MVP
Schaumburg High School
4-Year Varsity Starter, 3 time ALL Conference, 2 time, ALL Sectional, Chicago Tribune All-State, team captain
Elk Grove Arsenal
Chicago Fire U23
Favorite Sports Teams:
Arsenal, Chicago Blawkhawks


              

Christina Peterson

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA English-Augustana College
MS-Secondary Education-Trinity International
MS-Special Education-Northeastern University
Special Education Teacher at Deerfield HS

"My favorite aspect of coaching is being able to see the growth in each of my players: their technical skill, their understanding of teamwork, and their love for the game. I try to instill life lessons in my players to help them both on and off the field" 

Playing Experience:
Augustana College
2 NCAA appearances, 2 Conference Championships
Larkin High School
Elite 8, All Conference
Favorite Sports Team:
Chicago Fire, White Sox





Jeff Rubio

NSCAA Advance National
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Former Rolling Meadows High School Staff Coach

"I find it to be so rewarding seeing players progress and develop through the years on and off the field knowing I have had a positive influence on their lives."  

Playing Experience:
Streamwood High School

Streamwood Soccer Club
Favorite Sports Teams:
US Men's National Team, Chicago Bears

 










Kelly Calandro

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Radio/TV/Film-Northwestern University

"I really enjoy coaching, teaching, and being a positive role model for my players."

Playing Experience:
Northwestern University
4 year player-started all 4 years
All Big Ten Academic Team
All-Freshman Team
Conant High School
2004 all-state honoree, Four-time Daily Herald All-Area, Honorary captain of Daily Herald 2004 All-Area Team, Four-time all-sectional and All-Mid Suburban League West, Three-time Pioneer Press All-Section, Two-time Great Northwest Player, Helped team to 2001 conference, 
Two-year IHSA Mid-Suburban League Scholastic Achievement Award, 2004 Mid-Suburban League All-Academic Senior Athlete Award recipient, Conant Academic Achievement Award
Conant Athlete of the Year
Sockers FC-2 Illinois State Cup Championships, 2 runner up
Illinois ODP Player
Favorite Sports Teams:
Women's USA National Team




Andy Steele

USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
University of Wisconsin 
Teacher at London Middle School

Playing Experience:
University of Wisconsin
1995 NCAA National Champions
Buffalo Grove High School
All Conference, MSL Player of the Year, Honorary Captain Daily Herald All Area, All- Sectional, All-State
Illinois ODP Player
USA Regional Team
Sockers FC, Illinois State Cup Champions, Regional Champions
Favorite Sports Team:
US Men's National Team

















Coaching Experience: Originally from Arlington Heights, Ill., Eitz attended Hersey High School, holds a "B" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a USSF National team scout.  Eitz oversees the college recruiting support for Elite Soccer and works directly with the Elite S.C. high school boys and girls programs.  Also a very active member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Eitz is a certified PCA trainer within the Chicago area. 

Former Loyola University Head Men's Soccer coach.  Since taking over the reigns in 2005, Eitz has claimed two Horizon League Tournament titles, one regular-season league title and has coached 17 first or second team all-league selections, adding two more to his resume last season.

The winningest coach in Loyola women's soccer history, Eitz led his 2003 squad to the program's first Horizon League Championship and first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. That season, Loyola capped a Cinderella run through the Horizon League Tournament, becoming the first-ever No. 7 seed to claim the postseason title. Winning the championship at Loyola Soccer Park with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Detroit made it more enjoyable. Along the way, the Ramblers equaled a then-school record by posting seven shutouts en route to a then-school-record 10 victories. Eitz coached three of his players to All-Horizon League honors in 2003. Eitz's charges used the tournament title as a building block, posting their first winning season in 2004 by recording a 9-7-4 mark before bowing out in the Horizon League semifinals on penalty kicks against top-seeded Milwaukee.

Success for Eitz and the Loyola women's soccer program was plentiful both on and off the field. Under Eitz's guidance on the field, 19 Ramblers earned all-conference accolades and 14 Loyola players earned all-newcomer team honors, including the 2003 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year. In the classroom, 11 student-athletes were selected to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll in 2002 for having cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.25 and the 2003 squad posted the highest GPA (3.28) of any women's team at Loyola during the 2003-04 academic year.

Playing Experience:  As a student-athlete, Eitz excelled both as a soccer player and as a member of the track team at Loyola. Playing at center back and forward, he scored nine goals and dished out three assists for 21 career points. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Loyola in 1995.  Eitz played his youth soccer for the Arlington Aces.

Personal:   He resides in Arlington Heights with his wife Tory and their daughters, Ellie and Nora


















Coaching Experience: Originally from Arlington Heights, Ill., Eitz attended Hersey High School, holds a "B" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a USSF National team scout.  Eitz oversees the college recruiting support for Elite Soccer and works directly with the Elite S.C. high school boys and girls programs.  Also a very active member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Eitz is a certified PCA trainer within the Chicago area. 

Former Loyola University Head Men's Soccer coach.  Since taking over the reigns in 2005, Eitz has claimed two Horizon League Tournament titles, one regular-season league title and has coached 17 first or second team all-league selections, adding two more to his resume last season.

The winningest coach in Loyola women's soccer history, Eitz led his 2003 squad to the program's first Horizon League Championship and first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. That season, Loyola capped a Cinderella run through the Horizon League Tournament, becoming the first-ever No. 7 seed to claim the postseason title. Winning the championship at Loyola Soccer Park with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Detroit made it more enjoyable. Along the way, the Ramblers equaled a then-school record by posting seven shutouts en route to a then-school-record 10 victories. Eitz coached three of his players to All-Horizon League honors in 2003. Eitz's charges used the tournament title as a building block, posting their first winning season in 2004 by recording a 9-7-4 mark before bowing out in the Horizon League semifinals on penalty kicks against top-seeded Milwaukee.

Success for Eitz and the Loyola women's soccer program was plentiful both on and off the field. Under Eitz's guidance on the field, 19 Ramblers earned all-conference accolades and 14 Loyola players earned all-newcomer team honors, including the 2003 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year. In the classroom, 11 student-athletes were selected to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll in 2002 for having cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.25 and the 2003 squad posted the highest GPA (3.28) of any women's team at Loyola during the 2003-04 academic year.

Playing Experience:  As a student-athlete, Eitz excelled both as a soccer player and as a member of the track team at Loyola. Playing at center back and forward, he scored nine goals and dished out three assists for 21 career points. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Loyola in 1995.  Eitz played his youth soccer for the Arlington Aces.

Personal:   He resides in Arlington Heights with his wife Tory and their daughters, Ellie and Nora


















Coaching Experience: Originally from Arlington Heights, Ill., Eitz attended Hersey High School, holds a "B" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a USSF National team scout.  Eitz oversees the college recruiting support for Elite Soccer and works directly with the Elite S.C. high school boys and girls programs.  Also a very active member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Eitz is a certified PCA trainer within the Chicago area. 

Former Loyola University Head Men's Soccer coach.  Since taking over the reigns in 2005, Eitz has claimed two Horizon League Tournament titles, one regular-season league title and has coached 17 first or second team all-league selections, adding two more to his resume last season.

The winningest coach in Loyola women's soccer history, Eitz led his 2003 squad to the program's first Horizon League Championship and first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. That season, Loyola capped a Cinderella run through the Horizon League Tournament, becoming the first-ever No. 7 seed to claim the postseason title. Winning the championship at Loyola Soccer Park with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Detroit made it more enjoyable. Along the way, the Ramblers equaled a then-school record by posting seven shutouts en route to a then-school-record 10 victories. Eitz coached three of his players to All-Horizon League honors in 2003. Eitz's charges used the tournament title as a building block, posting their first winning season in 2004 by recording a 9-7-4 mark before bowing out in the Horizon League semifinals on penalty kicks against top-seeded Milwaukee.

Success for Eitz and the Loyola women's soccer program was plentiful both on and off the field. Under Eitz's guidance on the field, 19 Ramblers earned all-conference accolades and 14 Loyola players earned all-newcomer team honors, including the 2003 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year. In the classroom, 11 student-athletes were selected to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll in 2002 for having cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.25 and the 2003 squad posted the highest GPA (3.28) of any women's team at Loyola during the 2003-04 academic year.

Playing Experience:  As a student-athlete, Eitz excelled both as a soccer player and as a member of the track team at Loyola. Playing at center back and forward, he scored nine goals and dished out three assists for 21 career points. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Loyola in 1995.  Eitz played his youth soccer for the Arlington Aces.

Personal:   He resides in Arlington Heights with his wife Tory and their daughters, Ellie and Nora



 

Kathryn Korff
USSF "National D" Coaching Licence
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Former Staff Coach at Illinois FC, Champaign-Urbana, IL 
BS-University of Illinois, Architecture 

"Coaching soccer provides me an opportunity to pass along not only a passion for the game but a medium through which a young player can strengthen their mind and body. It goes much deeper than kicking a ball around on the field and that growth is what I want to encourage. Coaching with Elite is an opportunity for me to pass on what I've learned from this program- not only as an Elite SC player but as a young adult."  

Playing Experience:
Chicago Red Stars Reserves-WPSL
Hersey High School
4 year varsity player
MSL Conference Player of the Year
All Conference, All Area, All Sectional, Team Captain
Other Sports-4 year varsity Basketball Player, State Qualifier-Swimming
Favorite Sports Teams:
Bears, Hawks, PSG




Fernado Silvado
USSF National "D" Coaching Licence
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Former Staff Coach at Florida Rush Soccer Club, Orlando, Florida
BA-Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

Christian Ministries - Youth Ministry

 
" I want to develop young players into passionate athletes that are confident and honorable on and off the field.  As a coach I want to look into my players eyes and see an unrelenting passion for the game, for stepping on the pitch and leaving it all out there. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than coaching a team that wears their hearts up on their sleeves."

Playing Experience:

06-’08  Trinity International University

Spr ’06  Milan Futebol Clube - Brazil

Fall ’05  Hope International University

‘02-’03  Imperio Toledo Futebol Clube – Brazil

‘01-’02  University of South Carolina-Aiken

2001    Tamandaré Esporte Clube

‘99-’00  Coritiba Football Club – Brazil

‘96-’98  AABB Futsal – Brazil

Favorite Sports Teams:
Coritiba FootBall Club, Brazil

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